Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Smeared ink Bloody Valentine blog hop

Good afternoon (or morning...or evening...all depends on where you are ;) I love scheduled posts... I'm sat writing this on a sunday morning in my old pink dressing gown , and a cup of tea in my hello kitty mug! ....erm, not sure I should have really admitted to that :D

Anyway, over at the Left Of Center Challenge Blog we are joining in the smeared ink Bloody valentine blog hop . Such fun!
The hop should have started HERE : on Terra's blog....  the full hop list is listed over on the LOC blog

Without further ado, this is what I have created...
This piece uses 'Demon Lover' by Eiglas of eiglassing.

Promarkers ; Ivory, cool grey 1-5 
                     a touch of black
                     burgandy crimson and lipstick red
                     cinnamon and cocoa
                     gold pastel yellow and buttercup

Black core'dinations cardstock
gorjuss red damask paper
Free Lace paper from the Crafters Companion Christmas inspirations disk
Black cardstock corners from Stash (a present from my good friend Sam)
self adhesive lace flower tape, coloured burgandy with promarkers
pink food colouring 
vintage photo stain dabber
craft knife
anitas tacky glue
and a sentiment created in microsoft word

I prepared the lace backing using a mister bottle with some pink food colouring in (and a touch of purple mica that was left in the bottle)
I unscrewed the lid on the bottle and depressed the plunger to fill the tube with the food coluring. I then removed this from the bottle, and eased up on the plunger, to drop splats of the food colouring onto the lace paper. some of it I let run, naturally and others I helped along , blowing it with a drinking straw.

the background behind the image was distressed along the edges with my craft knife , and gently inked with my vintage photo dabber

All in all fairly simple really!

so, Happy Valentines day, and hope you are all loved up :)

Rachel x

P.S I would also like to enter this over on the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers challenge blog - A is for Anti-Valentine


  1. Fabulous card Rachel! thanks so much for joining in with the Bloody Valentine Blog Hop! Mo xxx

  2. Love this Rachel. I think it's genius using food colouring as blood drops. With the blood on that paper it looks like bleeding through stockings!
    Fantastic colouring.

    <3 & hugs
    Lisa xxxx

  3. thank you...i often find myself repurposing household items (you saw how i was using coffee the other day!) as I still do not actually have a lot of craft gear!

  4. Ohhhhhhh awesome!!! Love your card! Thanks for joining us for our very first Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers challenge!

  5. This is perfect! Great way to create the blood spatter. So glad you joined us for the first Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers challenge!

  6. Hunky guy. Thanks for teasing us, and joining us for for our first snarky challenge!

  7. Excellent anti-Valentine card! Love how you created the blood splatter in the background! Thanks for playing along in our first challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

  8. ewwwwww....the blood splatter is FANTASTIC! I'm so glad you came to play with our first-ever Snarky Sisters challenge :)


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